(Originally shared on my FB Page on 12th December, 2019.)
till the tips of
your thumb and index finger
span three days’ journey,
till rivers curve like the lifeline in your palm,
Then zoom out some more.
Step back until the planets float like fungus spores
in the ether of the expanding dark
from which light whispers to us
the story of the zero.
The flaw and the magic,
the fool and the hero,
all things remain the size they have always been.
and, despite everything you’ve just seen,
so do you.